The Revelations

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Product Details

Price
$27.00  $24.84
Publisher
Overlook Press
Publish Date
Pages
368
Dimensions
6.3 X 9.1 X 1.4 inches | 1.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781419750229
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About the Author

Erik Hoel received his PhD in neuroscience from the University of Madison-Wisconsin. He is a research assistant professor at Tufts University and was previously a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University in the NeuroTechnology Lab, and a visiting scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Hoel is a 2018 Forbes "30 under 30" for his neuroscientific research on consciousness and a Center for Fiction Emerging Writer Fellow. The Revelations is his debut novel. He lives in Massachusetts.

Reviews

"Dense, literary, and hallucinogenic, The Revelations is an impassioned argument over beers and amphetamines. It will be stuck in my brain for some time to come."--Peter Watts "Hugo Award-winning author of Blindsight and Starfish"
"The Revelations is a fascinating invitation to link minds with a brilliant neuroscientist and take part in a daring literary thought experiment."--Sophie Ward "Booker-longlisted author of Love and Other Thought Experiments"
"In this wild and lyrical debut, Erik Hoel merges the dark prescience of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein with the feverish writing of David Foster Wallace, creating a neon-colored cocktail of sci-fi, murder mystery, and love story that is wholly of the twenty-first century. I'll never think about the brain--or New York City!--the same way again." --Kate Bolick "bestselling author of Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own"
"Erik Hoel has crafted an audacious literary thriller. The Revelations is hilarious and deeply serious, heady and carnal and intellectual, all at once."--Catherine Chung "author of The Tenth Muse"
"Sly and erudite, The Revelations grabs you by the res cogitans and plunges, with pulse-pounding suspense, into a shadowy hall-of-mirrors mystery--which turns out to be nothing less than the blooming, buzzing, sultry confusion of being young and alive in New York. A gripping meditation on consciousness, complexity, and narrative, The Revelations keeps reverberating long after you put it down."--Roy Scranton "author of Learning to Die in the Anthropocene and War Porn"
"The Revelations is a stunningly written, Escheresque novel, concerned with the great mysteries of our age. It left me smarter for having read it. Like discovering the theory of consciousness itself, it's a strange trip that's worth taking."--Dana Czapnik "author of The Falconer"
"I have been writing and reading daily for decades, and I have never read anything like Erik Hoel's remarkable debut novel. . . . The Revelations is a deeply compelling, thought-provoking, and frankly, unforgettable work, one that heralds the arrival of an important new voice among us."--Andre Dubus III "bestselling author of House of Sand and Fog"
"a dizzying, impressive debut...Fast and furious, this mind-stretching novel makes the grade."-- "Publishers Weekly"